hash-addressed-cli: Hash-addressed file storage app

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Dependencies base (>=4.16 && <4.18), bytestring (>=0.11.3 && <0.12), containers (>=0.6.5 && <0.7), cryptohash-sha256 (>=0.11.102 && <0.12), directory (>=1.3.6 && <1.4), filepath (>=1.4.2 && <1.5), hash-addressed (>=0.2.0 && <0.3), hash-addressed-cli, ini (>=0.4.2 && <0.5), optparse-applicative (>=0.16.1 && <0.17 || >=0.17.0 && <0.18), pipes (>=4.3.16 && <4.4), quaalude (>=0.0.0 && <0.1), resourcet (>=1.2.6 && <1.3 || >=1.3.0 && <1.4), safe-exceptions (>=0.1.7 && <0.2), text (>=1.2.5 && <1.3 || >=2.0.1 && <2.1), transformers (>=0.5.6 && <0.6), unordered-containers (>=0.2.17 && <0.3) [details]
License Apache-2.0
Copyright 2023 Mission Valley Software LLC
Author Chris Martin
Maintainer Chris Martin, Julie Moronuki
Category Hash, Filesystem
Home page https://github.com/typeclasses/hash-addressed-cli
Bug tracker https://github.com/typeclasses/hash-addressed-cli/issues
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/typeclasses/hash-addressed-cli.git
Uploaded by chris_martin at 2023-02-08T19:24:41Z
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The hash-addressed executable is a command-line interface for maintaining a directory wherein each file's name is a hash of its content.


In this demonstration, we initialize a SHA-256 hash-addressed directory at /tmp/demo.

$ hash-addressed initialize --directory /tmp/demo --hash-function sha256

This created a configuration file:

$ cat /tmp/demo/.hash-addressed/config
version: 1
hash function: sha256


We can now use the hash-addressed write command to write files into this directory. In the output we see the path to which the content was written.

$ echo "Test file 1" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo
$ echo "Test file 2" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo

We can verify that the file was written and that indeed its name matches its SHA-256 checksum:

$ cat /tmp/demo/20b39ca6ca85b53be73920532fd6f9cc164317646995839e2e54a6871dc13bf7
Test file 2
$ sha256sum /tmp/demo/20b39ca6ca85b53be73920532fd6f9cc164317646995839e2e54a6871dc13bf7

A place to put links for demonstration:

$ mkdir --parents /tmp/demo-links

You can use the --link option with the write command to create symbolic links to the hash-addressed content.

$ echo "whatever" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --link /tmp/demo-links/link-1

Observing that the link was written:

$ readlink /tmp/demo-links/link-1
$ cat /tmp/demo-links/link-1


Use the --verbose flag to get some additional information, printed to the standard error stream.

$ echo "Test file 3" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --verbose
The hash function is sha256
One new file was added to the store.
$ echo "Test file 3" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --verbose
The hash function is sha256
The file was already present in the store; no change was made.

Use the --quiet flag to suppress what is normally printed to the standard output stream.

$ echo "Test file 4" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --quiet

Fatal errors resulting in non-zero status code are always printed to the standard error stream regardless of what command-line options are given. In the following demonstration, the --link instruction succeeds the first time (printing nothing because we use --quiet), but we see an error message the second time because the link already exists.

$ echo "Test file 4" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --quiet --link /tmp/demo-links/link-2
$ echo "Test file 4" | hash-addressed write --target-directory /tmp/demo --quiet --link /tmp/demo-links/link-2
Failed to create link /tmp/demo-links/link-2

File copying

Instead of reading from the standard input stream, hash-addressed can also copy a file into the store using the --source-file option.

$ echo "file content" > /tmp/demo-file
$ hash-addressed write --source-file /tmp/demo-file --target-directory /tmp/demo
$ cat /tmp/demo/694b27f021c4861b3373cd5ddbc42695c056d0a4297d2d85e2dae040a84e61df
file content